Diamine Red Dragon (80ml Bottled Ink)

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80ml bottle of Diamine Red Dragon fountain pen ink.

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Diamine Red Dragon (80ml Bottled Ink)

80ml glass bottle of Diamine Red Dragon fountain pen ink.

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Bottled Inks
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
Diamine Red Dragon (80ml Bottled Ink) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 100.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Ink! I am just joining this mad world of fountain pens and this is the first "third-party" ink I have used. I am using a Lamy Joy and the refillable Z24 ink cartridge. This ink is beautiful and dries very quickly, which is an essential characteristic for ink if you are left-handed. And if you're looking for something for a love letter, this ink makes you look like the classiest person on the planet. It's saturated enough to be very modern and lively, but deep and rich enough in color to evoke a classic feel. As much as it is timeless, it definitely brings with it a feel of an older more romantic more simple world, without looking like an antique.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Shade of Dark Red I recently purchased Red Dragon to compliment the Oxblood I have been enjoying for a couple of months now. I wanted something just a shade or two lighter than Oxblood, but not something bright red. This fit the bill for me. While Oxblood is like dark, dried blood, this has more of a fresh blood quality. Definitely more red, but not true red. This ink also has more shading than Oxblood. It can also appear lighter or darker, depending on how wet you have your nib adjusted. If you're looking for a nice dark red that still retains some true red, this will do it for you. Like all Diamine inks, it is well behaved in all my pens.
Date published: 2014-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an excellent red ink! This ink is a deep rich red color to my eye. Definitely lighter in shade than Diamine's Oxblood which to my eye has more of a brownish or purpleish tone to it. Red Dragon by contrast is a stand out red, very saturated, and pretty well-behaved. This is not a typical "stop sign" type of red that you might find in a disposable rollerball or ball point. But it is a deep rich red. I do most of my writing on basic white office paper, the kind you may find in just about any copy machine. And this ink absorbs well into this kind of paper but still has a nice presence on the paper. I also don't notice any visible shading. Another very nice ink from Diamine!
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A rich, blood red. This was one of my first ink purchases, and it's certainly as vibrant a red as the swab suggests! There's a complexity and richness to this hue of red-- brown and purple hues within this ink make it stand out from the basic reds in other companies' standard line-ups (Waterman and Sheaffer come to mind). The only downside I found with this ink is that it takes more effort to clean it out of my pens than most other inks. Of course, there's also the point that red isn't as conservative as black, blue, or blue-black, but that's kind of a given-- this isn't an everyday ink.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A pleasant surprise I have this ink in my red Noodler non-flex piston-fill Nib Creaper right now so my review is current to use. I had this ink way back in the spring when I started with fountain pens. Then it was lost in all the new stuff I had to take in! But I decided to re-visit it with my last ink order and am glad I did. This is a very dark, rich red and as such is quite different from my other two reds, Sheaffer Red and J. Herbin's Rouge Hematite. It is a somewhat dry ink by my standards but that's fine. I like to use it for making notes in page margins. One of Diamine's home runs.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from deep strong red I was looking for the perfect red for marking up draft documents and highlighting in my notes. This is the best I've found so far. This is a deep red, not a true red, and tends to take on a brownish tone when used on tinted paper. I use Leuchtterm1917 books for taking notes at work, and this ink dries to a reddish-brown on the ivory pages. On white paper it looks more red. It leaks a bit in my Lamy Safari (EF) when it's sitting between uses, hence the 4-stars, rather than 5. I seem to get it on my hands more often than I would like, where it's clinging around the nib area and around the collar.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deep red I like super-saturated colors in general, and Red Dragon is a beautiful red ink. It's dark, but not overly so. If I were still teaching, this is the ink I would use for making corrections. I had no flow problems with the ink in my TWSBI Vac 700. It was a little scratchy with my Heritance fine semi-flex nib that I have on one of my turned wood pens, but that nib is always a little scratchy. In short, it's a very nice ink, not much shading, but very saturated. No issues with bleedthrough or feathering on my Rhodia webbie or my Clairefontaine Triomphe paper.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from INTENSE is the Word This is the most vivid and intense colors I ever come across. Red Dragon is a very nice shade of blood red. It resembles J.Herbin's Rouge Hematite, but Dragon red is about half-again deeper and more intense. One could describe it as the "Baystate Blue" of deep red inks. The only difference is that Dragon Red is MUCH better behaved. Unlike Baystate Blue, it doesn't tend to spread or feather and it does play well with others (inks, that is). If it has any problem it may be that it's too intense. It still looks fine when diluted with 20% (or more?) water. I've found that mixing Diamine Red Dragon with Sheaffer Red 1:1 gives a very lovely (and stable) deep red that is still very vivid and as well-behaved--also more economical. It is particularly noteworthy to emphasize the virtual lack of shading. If you want a good shading deep red ink you'll have to look elsewhere. But if you are looking for incredible vivid intensity from one edge of the line to the other, your ink has just come in.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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